Green Eggs And Love: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

Jesus and Sam

Sam and Jesus. Artwork based on the illustrations of Dr. Seuss.

Tomorrow, children in elementary schools across the country will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. As a tribute to one of my literary mimetic models, I am sharing a parody of Green Eggs and Ham that I wrote a few years ago for Sunday school. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

 

 

 

 

 GREEN EGGS AND LOVE

Will you still love me every day?
Even when I forget to pray?

Every hour of every day.
Even if you do not pray.

Will you love me when I’m sad?
Will you love me when I’m mad?

Whenever you’re sad; whenever you’re mad.
You’ll always have my love, my lad.
Yes I will love you every day.
Even when you forget to pray.

Will you love me when I’m wrong?
When I don’t know where I belong?

wrongWhether you are right or wrong,
My love for you is always strong.
When you don’t know where you should be,
Remember you always belong with me.
Whether you’re sad or mad or glad,
You’ll always have my love, my lad.
Whether you forget or remember to pray,
I still will love you every day.

What if I break my mother’s pot?
What if I make a great big mess?

broken potMy precious child, you need fear not.
I will not love you one bit less.
Even times when you do wrong,
Or when you feel you don’t belong.
Whether you’re sad or mad or glad,
You’ll always have my love, my lad.
Please remember what I say,
I’ll always love you. Every day.

What if I get into a fight?
Or accidentally hurt my friend?

fightI’ll love you still with all my might.
My love for you will never end.
So break a pot or make a mess,
I will not love you one bit less.
Whether you are right or wrong,
With me you always will belong.
Whether you’re sad or mad or glad,
You’ll always have my love, my lad.
Although you may forget to pray,
I’ll always love you. Every day.

You’ll love me no matter what I do?

embraceI’ll love you always, it is true.
I gave my life so you would see,
My love is endless and it’s free.
Even if you make mistakes all day,
I’ll never take my love away.
I’m kind and gentle as a lamb.
For I am Love. Yes, Sam, I AM.
 

Can’t get enough? Continue the celebration with our series on Dr. Seuss and the Gospel, parts 1, 2, 3, and 4!

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4 replies
  1. Tim Seitz-Brown
    Tim Seitz-Brown says:

    Suess + Mimetic Theory + a powerful affirmation of God’s love= joy for me on an icy, snowy Sunday evening

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